American Society of Agronomy Frank D. Keim Graduate Fellowship

Website: ASA


The purpose of this award is to enhance the National Student Recognition Program and to honor the unparalleled academic advising of the late Frank D. Keim, whose students and work have reached around the world. The Fellowship is administered by the American Society of Agronomy and supported by the Frank D. Keim Fund of the Agronomic Science Foundation.



  1. Academic excellence (50%)
  2. Leadership activities (35%)
  3. Future plans related to the agronomy profession (15%)


  1. Nominees will be undergraduate student members (ASA, CSSA, or SSSA) who have been selected by their department for this year's National Student Recognition Program as an "Outstanding Senior" to be eligible to apply.
  2. Nominees will have been accepted for a graduate study program in agronomy or related field and intend to complete a graduate degree(s).
  3. This award allows self-nominations.
  4. Former recipients of this Award are not eligible.
  5. Members of this ASA Awards Committee, the ASA Board of Directors, and also the CSSA Executive Committee are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.

Reference: Members of this ASA Awards Committee and the ASA Board of Directors are not eligible to be a nominee for this award.

Student Type
  • senior
  • graduate
Citizen Type

Apply online at

Application requires:

  1. Graduate School and Department
  2. Graduate Advisor
    Provide the name and email address of your graduate advisor.
  3. Academic Experience
    What has been your most beneficial academic experience pursuing your undergraduate degree? (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  4. Leadership Activities
    Please give a concise list of your leadership activities since entering college. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  5. Club Role
    What has been your role with a student club affiliated with Students of Agronomy, Soils and Environmental Sciences (SASES). (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  6. Future Plans
    Briefly describe your future plans, telling how you can benefit agronomic science. (Character Limit, including spaces: 1500)
  7. Resume
    Provide a resume that includes major, year in school, and cumulative grade point average. (Character Limit, including spaces: 6000)
Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding the application, please email or call 608-273-8080.